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#MobiMOOC free, online course on #mLearning runs 8 – 30 September 2012 choose your favorite topics

Ignatia Webs

In 2011 the first MobiMOOC ran from April - May 2011. Now it is time for the second course, feel free to put it in your agenda! This is the first mail to get the word of mouth going. The second MobiMOOC will run from 8 – 30 September 2012. Specifics: Course name and description: MobiMOOC is a Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) with a focus on learning with mobile devices (mLearning). Via this form.

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The “m” in mLearning means More

mLearning Revolution

When you go to a conference on Mobile Learning or attend a webinar, you pretty much know the drill; the Presenter spends most of his or her time going through a long list of challenges we face as an eLearning industry considering the move to mobile learning (mLearning). And when we do this, invariably innovation follows. Obviously, you can’t do that using your desktop. Send to Kindle.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Wacky Shapes Rule

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Captivate ships with a set number of Caption types. If you're a graphic designer (or know someone who is), you can always create more Caption types. However, the  process of creating a custom Caption type  can be a bit tedious. When finished, click at the beginning, or double-click, to close the shape.)  Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

Free online book with 58 tips on instructional design

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild always brings together eLearning people from a variety of backgrounds. This makes the Guild an interesting organization to stay updated on all things related to eLearning. Chris Benz from the eLearning Guild just released a free online book that comprizes 58 tips on eLearning. The free eBook covers tips running from research, design, over development and management. You can download it her e (before the download, you do need to give some information). It is an easy read and. These webinars are planned on 17 and 18 May 2012.

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Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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How Training Can Get Employees Out of a Performance Rut

Mindflash

Even great employees can get into a performance rut, where the monotony of doing the same thing day in and day out can turn into a sort of mindlessness. Nobody Nobody intends to get in a rut, but few people actively seek out the changes that can help them pull out of one. That’s where managers can to step in and give a change-averse employee a kick-start. Change things up. Follow him on  Twitter.

14% of Employees Value Corporate Training as Essential to their Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

14% is not good. Shocking? Almost 70% went even further and marked company training as somewhat or not important. What's up with that? As someone who has suffered through horrific corporate training experiences this does not surprise me. As someone who has spent more than 15 years working to make corporate training better, this annoys me. In my opinion this is not a training problem.

5 PowerPoint E-Learning Tips & A Free Template

Rapid eLearning

One of the topics we cover in the elearning workshops is how to quickly create templates to help move the elearning courses out of that PowerPoint look. At a previous workshop someone wanted to see how this was done so we created one quickly in class. like to do these templates because they help bring out a few ideas. Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity. In this case, I mostly use PowerPoint. Tidbits.

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Book Review: Managing Projects, by Lou Russell by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Project management is a critical competency for anyone in charge of creation of eLearning, but it is. difficult to find good advice tailored for this world. Lou Russell has written a definitive, practical. guide to applying project management principles to the challenges of learning design and. development.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

7 Learning Industry Websites You Need To Know

LearnDash

Some of these may be obvious to you, while others may surprise you. If you are starting out in the learning industry (instructional design, LMS administrator, etc.), or even if you are seasoned pro, you should absolutely know about these different learning sites. Of course, this doesn't mean that you need to visit them daily; pick the ones that speak to you and run with them. 1. Learning Learning.

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What the ‘Draw Something’ App Can Teach Training Designers

Mindflash

You earn coins for correct guesses and successful rounds are celebrated. Now, I already fancied myself to be a visual person, but playing Draw Something has really reinforced to me that visual thinking is only one layer of design. It’s also shown me where some of my own design strengths and weaknesses lie. Here are three specific lessons I’ve learned: 1. Probably. Not necessarily.

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with e's

Once upon a time, teachers used to close the door behind them, and then begin their lessons. To all intents and purposes, what went on inside the classroom stayed inside the classroom. Then along came technology. New technologies have the potential to undermine the 'sanctity of the classroom' as they open up what is said and done for the world to see. Are we going a tool too far? Unported License.

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Can Corporate Training & Development be Gamified?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I don't think we can really answer that question until we truly understand what Gamification is. And luckily, we now have a book to help us do just that. Dr. Karl Kapp has just launched another blog book tour for his latest book Gamification of Learning and Instruction. The Book Tour starts HERE. The Facebook page is HERE. Buy the book HERE. Follow the blog book tour. Read the Book.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Trainers: Is Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule a Hoax?

Bottom-Line Performance

  Well, no…but some trainers seem to think so. In the age of “awareness level training” and “click next to continue” courses designed to check a box or meet regulatory requirements, we risk missing out on opportunities to really let learning happen. Awareness may be necessary, but it’s just the beginning. If your training program begins and ends with “awareness,” you’re missing the boat.

Adobe Captivate 4 and Flash Player 11 Issue

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 4 has issues when Flash Player 11 is installed on the machine. It throws error  message specifically when you try to work with Widgets. Please follow the steps below to fix this problem - Download a file to fix this issue in Adobe Captivate 4 from here - https://acrobat.com/#d=75WgKXP98aw9GX0nWPiS3w Instructions – Close [.]. Whats new

Trainers: Is Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule a Hoax?

Bottom-Line Performance

  Well, no…but some trainers seem to think so. In the age of “awareness level training” and “click next to continue” courses designed to check a box or meet regulatory requirements, we risk missing out on opportunities to really let learning happen. Awareness may be necessary, but it’s just the beginning. If your training program begins and ends with “awareness,” you’re missing the boat. Malcolm Gladwell did an excellent job of showing us that it takes 10,000 hours to be a master at virtually any discipline. We seem to forget that awareness is just the beginning of the learning process.

On Gamification

Learning Journal

Our industry can be pretty good at coming up with fancy new names for ideas that have been in use for a while, and “gamification” is the newest buzz word in the list. “Gamification is using game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning, and solve problems.”  ”  ~ Karl Kapp. This week, Karl Kapp publishes a new book on The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. In it, he explains how many of the characteristics that “gamify” learning are proven practices for designing engaging training programs.

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Managing SMEs #1 - Understanding ISD & SME Tensions in eLearning & mLearning Instructional Design

Developer on Duty

"You can't design a course with them, and you don't have good content without them." In too many organizations, this statement sums up the relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In order to create good courses, Instructional System Designers (ISDs) need good information and experience. eLearning Strategy

On Gamification

Learning Journal

Our industry can be pretty good at coming up with fancy new names for ideas that have been in use for a while, and “gamification” is the newest buzz word in the list. “Gamification is using game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning, and solve problems.”  ”  ~ Karl Kapp. This week, Karl Kapp publishes a new book on The Gamification of Learning and Instruction. In it, he explains how many of the characteristics that “gamify” learning are proven practices for designing engaging training programs.

Isn’t It Always About Control?

The Learning Dispatch

Have you ever used an educational website and been blown away by how interesting and engaging it is? encounter these types of sites when I’m pursuing informal learning. Part of the attractiveness in the learning is that it’s what interests me. Another factor is the site gives me control. These informal learning sites/tools shed insight on how powerful learning can be when we give learners control over what they investigate. Estimated reading time: 5 minutes (plus time to view examples) read more